It all started with 2 free chicks...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kriston, May 14, 2011.

  1. Kriston

    Kriston Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2011
    Western KY
    Hi Everybody! My name is Kriston and I live on 40 acres in Western Kentucky. DH (of 20 years) and I bought this place a year ago. I was raised on a farm and had chickens during my childhood, but suprisingly I remember quite a bit about them. We have 3 children, two of which are still at home. DS is still in elementary school and our friend and local farm supply store owner called and said his DS was taking 2 chicks to school for show and tell. He knew we were planning to get chickens this spring, and he couldn't take the pullets back into the store once they left, so he asked if we would like to take them home. We said OF COURSE! So, I brought them home, put them under the light, and started building a coop!
    Anyhow, we just finished our chicken coop, and the fence will be put up next week. I've accumulated several more chicks over the past few weeks too!
    Our flock:
    1 Buff Orpington
    15 Rhode Island Red
    15 Araucanus
    10 Golden Laced Wyandot
    6 Silver Wyandot
    5 straight run chicks - one of which is booted w/feathered shanks!
    8 unknown chicks that a local school teacher hatched in her class several weeks ago and begged me to take
    4 peking ducks
    2 mallard ducks
    6 guinea hens
    2 turkey
    I am so happy that I found this forum today. This place is such a great source of information, and I'm glad to be here among so many knowledgable folks! Thank You for sharing your opinions, advice, and knowledge! With any luck I'll have lots of healthy hens and tasty eggs within the next few months!
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  2. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2010
    Rogers, Mn.
    Welcome, from Minnesota.
  3. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Welcome, great sounding farm and family you have!
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Love your breeds [​IMG] Sounds like ya'll are already good at chicken math [​IMG]
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    [​IMG] Guess you've already learned chicken math.
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana
  9. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Color me jealous because of your 40 acres...lucky you!
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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